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Agro-Defense: Responding to Threats Against America’s Agriculture and Food System

Subcommittee on Oversight of Government Management, the Federal Workforce, and the District of Columbia

Location: Dirksen Senate Office Building, room SD-342

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Panel 1

  • Colonel  John T. Hoffman (Ret.)
    Senior Research Fellow National Center for Food Protection and Defense
    University of Minnesota
    Download Testimony (318.5 KB)
  • Dr.  Paul Williams, DVM
    Director of Agriculture, Food, and Veterinary Programs Division of Homeland Security
    Georgia Emergency Management Agency
    Download Testimony (72.5 KB)

Panel 2

  • Ms.  Lisa Shames
    Director, Natural Resources and Environment
    U.S. Government Accountability Office
    Download Testimony (181 KB)
  • Dr.  Doug Meckes, DVM
    Director of Food, Agricultural, and Veterinary Defense Division Office of Health Affairs
    U.S. Department of Homeland Security
    Download Testimony (40.4 KB)
  • Mr.  Ted Elkin
    Director Office of Food Defense, Communication and Emergency Response Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, Food and Drug Administration
    U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
    Download Testimony (41.8 KB)
  • Ms.  Sheryl K. Maddux
    Deputy Director Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Coordination
    U.S. Department of Agriculture
    Download Testimony (138.8 KB)
  • Dr.  John R. Clifford
    Deputy Administrator and Chief Veterinary Office for the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
    Dr. Clifford Will Accompany Ms. Maddux at the Witness Table